Created by Parallax Software and published by Interplay in 1995, Descent is a first person shooter that is played with six-degrees of freedom. The player is able to move in any direction they choose. The player may move forward, backward, left and right, up and down, and can bank left or right without any restriction. This freedom of movement has been the game's defining feature.
In this game, you are a mercenary with the call sign Vertigo-One hired by the Post Terran Mineral Corporation (PTMC) to act as a material defender. PTMC mines across the solar system have been overrun by an alien virus that has reprogrammed the mining robots into killing machines. Your mission is to destroy the reactor of each mine so you can eliminate the threat of an invasion of Earth. But when the reactor is destroyed, you have to flee the mine by using the emergency exit or perish with the mine when it blows.
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